the chills and the world
Under my chin there's a swarm.
We're riding high, my beesting and I,
Me, a pinprick on this earth
Of all my near-death experiences, my
favorite is asphyxiation by anaphylactic shock. Not only was it relatively
pleasant, but there was justice in a death penalty exacted by a tiny kamikaze
hero; an afterthought of nature sent to make the world right.